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Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« on: December 02, 2017, 02:28:27 AM »
To avoid confusion with the 2017 Awards thread, please post your favourite purchases of the past year here!  :)

It is time for a round-up of your amazing musical discoveries in terms of recordings and repertoire of this year.

Pleast post all your favourites of the year, whether long standing or brand new recordings....

Mention as many as you like, and feel free to update in the coming weeks.




Previous issues in this long standing GMG tradition:  :)

Top Five Purchases Of 2016

Your Favourite Purchases of 2015

Best of 2014 - Classical Music Edition (recordings/performances)

Your Favourite Purchases of 2013

Favourite Purchases of 2012

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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 06:57:22 AM »
I only buy recordings which aren't available from Qobuz streaming, or can't get from friends who are willing to share, so very few






































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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 09:11:41 AM »
Two of my biggest purchases size-wise this year were the Messiaen Edition (18 discs) and Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (14 discs; Neuhold conducting).

One of the new composers to my collection this year was George Dyson. I bought 3 recordings of his music this year. The Symphony in G (Lloyd-Jones), The Canterbury Pilgrims (Hickox) and recently the Choral Symphony/St. Paul's Voyage to Melita (D. Hill).

It was great to finally be able to complete the Villa-Lobos symphony cycle which I've been following since 2012. In fact, I'm listening to Symphony No. 1 as I write this.

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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 10:26:19 AM »
Apart from 2017 releases or reissues (as reported here), these are my purchases this year that stand out:



A fantastic singer (mostly) in music I admire a lot...



Some late choral works by Ernesto Halffter, plus a superb performance of his Sinfonietta.



Never been much of a fan of Leonard Bernstein, but this Rosenkavalier is a great achievement. I owned it on LP ages ago, and finally bought the CD transfer.



Some echt Richard Strauss recordings, by a conductor I've always felt very attuned to.



Some of Villa-Lobos's SQs--all new to me--are fantastic (others IMHO rather less so, to put it mildly).



Hat tip to North Star for this one...



This just arrived this week, but the Maderna's performance of Jeux has bowled me over...
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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 01:17:08 PM »
The past 12 month faves...

















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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2017, 12:15:57 AM »





A couple of faves as well  :)


Mine are:

Billone's electric guitar



Garrido's Monteverdi




Maderna's Neos series, all the 5 volumes



Sgambati's orchestral music



Rana's Goldbergs



Vänskä's controversial Mahler 5



Say's Mozart



The Beethoven by the guys from Cremona, all the 8 volumes



Obrecht's powerful mass




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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2017, 01:40:03 AM »
I'm using "purchases" more loosely to mean "acquisitions" because reasons >.>

this is basically the other list, cut down to the absolute essentials:











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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2017, 08:53:11 AM »


The Best
Vocation – Hildegard von Bingen, et al; Marie-Luise Hinrichs (Raum Klang)


Runners-up
Soler – (13) Sonatas; Marie-Luise Hinrichs (EMI/Warner)
Soler – (10) Sonatas; Marie-Luise Hinrichs (CPO)
Pergolesi – Stabat Mater (transcribed)/Scarlatti; Marie-Luise Hinrichs (CPO)
Beethoven – Complete Piano Trios; Trio Owon (Decca)
Brahms – Piano Works; Arcadi Volodos (Sony)
Bach – Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin; Sonig Tchakerian (Decca)
Mozart, Schumann – Fantasies, et al; Piotr Anderszewski (Warner)
Grieg, Bartok, Strauss – Violin Sonatas; Vilde Frang & Michail Lifits (Warner)
Morales – Mass/Motets; Chanticleer


Budget Purchase of the Year
Complete Schumann Piano Works, Dana Ciocarlie (La Dolce Volta)


Other Notable Purchases
Jorge Luis Prats Live in Zaragoza (Decca)
Schubert – Sonatas D959 & D960; Krystian Zimerman (DG)
Liszt, Rachmaninoff, et al; Igor Kamenz (Ars Musici)
Liszt – Annees de pelerinage, Years 1 & 2; Enrico Pace (Piano Classics)
Debussy – Preludes, Book II, et al; Michel Dalberto (Aparte)
Biber – Rosary Sonatas; Helene Schmitt (Aeolus)
Rameau, Ligeti – Piano Works; Cathy Krier (Cavi)
Schubert – Piano Works; Sheila Arnold (Cavi)
Shostakovich – Preludes, Piano Quintet; Michail Lifits, Szymanowski Quartet (Decca)
Chopin – Nocturnes; Claire Huangci (Berlin Classics)


Non-classical standouts
The Mavericks – Brand New Day
Bitter:Sweet – The Mating Game
Dirtwire – RipTide
Beats Antique – Blind Threshold
Supreme Beings of Leisure – 11i
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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2017, 01:14:31 PM »
I think I’ll single this one as best of the year



Runner up: some of them, at random:





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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2017, 09:11:22 PM »
What follows are my favorites that were newly released in 2017. I will later on post my favorites purchased this year of discs released in previous years.
I don't really have a stand alone top choice in this bunch, but did purposely put the two Mendelssohn albums first as I have been enjoying these tremendously. But they are all great to my ears.
And being Philip Glass' 80th year there were a lot of releases of his music, I find these two (Olafsson and Batagov) that presented his etudes in completely different styles were among the best.
 

                

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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2017, 10:30:38 PM »
I want to add this:

listening to this today has been very rewarding.

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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2017, 10:17:18 AM »
Admirers of Hinrich's art may want to help her make her next recording,

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/marie-luise-hinrichs-plays-bach-and-animal-songs-piano-animals--2

I'll just comment that I'm not happy to fund campaigns where there's a line built in for artists' fees, albeit a modest one like this!
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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2017, 10:29:45 AM »
I want to add this:

listening to this today has been very rewarding.

Yes I agree, thanks for mentioning it.
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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2017, 07:23:40 PM »
As I mentioned earlier I am now posting my favorite purchases this year of albums released in previous years...


           

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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2017, 07:27:55 PM »
I have a sneaking suspicion that this disc is going to make my list:

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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2017, 08:51:29 PM »
I've mostly been doing streaming and have bought very few discs or downloads this year.


DXD download from nativedsd.com
https://channelclassics.nativedsd.com/albums/38817-mahler-symphony-no-3-in-dminor


Catching up with a Kertesz reissue from 2012

Francescatti plays Sibelius and Bruch.  This was also included in the remastered Bernstein Sibelius symphonies set.

http://www.hdtracks.co.uk/sibelius-concerto-in-d-minor-for-violin-and-orchestra-op-47-bruch-concerto-no-1-in-g-minor-for-violin-and-orchestra-op-26


FLAC download from Hyperion is 5 pounds:
https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67674


I downloaded the 24/96 files of Symphony No. 1 from the BSO.  I hadn't had a chance to re-listen to this until recently and was very impressed on second and third listen.  I do intend to get the rest.


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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2017, 08:55:58 PM »
How many threads on this are we gonna get  :laugh:

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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2017, 09:03:05 PM »
How many threads on this are we gonna get  :laugh:

The only other one I'm aware of is snyprrr's award thread.  I thought I'd put my favorite things that I hadn't purchased (yet) on that one.
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